Taking account of current urban sprawls and nature coalescing in Los Angeles’ ever-flowing metroscape, Devon Tsuno documents the city’s myriad facets in hard-edge abstractions defining a new tradition of a master printer/painter using street cred tools, sprays and stencils in lieu of woodblocks applied to traditional handmade washi (rice paper) with acrylics. The city will wrap itself in its graphic representation of Tsuno’s vibrating hues activated in optical patterns of water, a pervasive sense of prismatic reflections on the pathos of color sequences. The image-captures are boundless, viral in their replications, variable in their hope, placeholders for future xeriscaping. (KG). devontsuno.com

Flash Flood 3 (LA River) spray paint and acrylic on handmade Washi paper 16 x 12 inches, 2015


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Max Presneill & Kio Griffith from ARTRA Curatorial is a volunteer organization for the implementation of new modes of exhibition, locally, nationally and internationally, that feature artist-led emerging platforms and opportunity based interactions and community building via social practice type events. Founded in 2009, the group has instigated large scale art events and exchanges, as well as the alternative art fair Co/Lab, throughout Los Angeles and has new projects being presented in China, France and UK in 2014, as well as the continuation of their MAS ATTACK series of events both in LA and other US cities.

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